Observation start time: 09:15:00 Observation end time: 17:00:00 Total observation time: 7.75 hours
Official Counter: Lewis Grove
Observers: Chuck Widmann, Nick Bolgiano
Visitors: Torri Withrow, Virginia Squires, Kelly Sitch
Weather: Mostly clear; very light SE winds for much of the day. Temperature 14C - 24C.
Raptor Observations: Things have gotten a bit more confusing of late, with local Cooper's Hawks and Broad-winged Hawks both returning to local territories over the past few days. A good little Osprey push today.
BAEA: 1036 Imm, 1139 Ad, 1410 Imm
Non-raptor Observations: First of year Blue-headed Vireo on the ridge today. Several groups of Purple Finch flew over as well, making their 'tik' flight calls.
COLO - 20
Burning in Scotia Barrens today; fires looked quite massive at one point.
Predictions: South winds and warm - should be a good flight. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Lewis Grove (<zugunlew...>) Tussey Mountain information may be found at: http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/